CPR given to woman at music festival in B.C.

A 23-year old Prince Rupert woman was given CPR after drowning at Shingle Beach. Sadly, the woman died on Texada Island.

Watery ordeal

It was around 6:20 PM when the RCMP were called for a possible drowning at Shingle Beach where the Diversity Festival was performing. The police stated that the woman was seen climbing a rocky bluff and it is believed that she fell into the water below.

Vancouver first aid

The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life.

Bystanders were giving the woman CPR upon the arrival of the RCMP and an air ambulance was called to assess her. She was declared dead at the scene. Her identity will not be released to protect her privacy.

Powell River RCMP and Texada RCMP are investigating the incident with the assistance of the BC Coroners Service.

Prompt intervention

The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life. It is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

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